About SWGfL

We are a charity dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology through innovative services, tools, content and policy, nationally and globally

SWGfL is a charitable trust that specialises in supporting schools, agencies and families to affect lasting change with the safe and secure use of technology. It has built an international reputation for developing multi award-winning educational online safety tools, services and resources. SWGfL works closely with UK and International Governments and Agencies; Organisations and Technology providers in advising and shaping policy, practice and legislation. 

Our core objectives; value for money, service quality, choice, flexibility and safety, ensure that the services we provide are the best possible.

We are proud to be a world leader in online child safety, a founding member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety as well as an advisor to Governments and the lead partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Our dedicated team are on hand to provide schools with expert advice and guidance. For more information, please contact us.

Management Team

  • Ian Daniells, CEO

    Ian is the CEO of SWGfL. He has many years experience of management and commercial issues including over six years as CEO of a large regional law firm and various other directorships.

    He is also a practicing solicitor and brings that experience and expertise to SWGfL to oversee and assist the teams in maintaining and expanding the excellent services and products that they provide.

  • Paul Hancock, Commercial Manager

    Paul is a Senior Manager and is responsible for finance, digital platforms and security. Paul also chairs the NEN Technical Strategy Group. 

    He has a broad and extensive experience in IT and education, as well as more specifically in procurement, networks and information security.

  • David Wright, Director UK Safer Internet Centre

    David is the Senior Manager responsible the UK Safer Internet Centre. David has worked extensively in the area of online safety for many years not only with children, schools and wider communities but also with partner agencies such as the Police, CEOP and Childnet.

    David has presented at online safety conferences both home and abroad and currently chairs the National Education Network Safeguarding Group in the UK as well as a member of the CEOP Education Advisory panel and the National Council for the NetSmartz Workshop in the US.

    More recently, David has been appointed to the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and actively participates with the Council’s education and public awareness working.

  • Ken Corish, Online Safety Manager

    Ken is the Senior Manager responsible for Compliance and the UK Safer Internet Centre. Ken chairs the successful multi-disciplinary regional E-Safety Development Group. As part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, he works with a broad range of national and international organisations that include Childnet, CEOP, InSafe, NCMEC, FOSI and Internet Watch Foundation and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US.

    Ken has wide education experience, drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as an Education Adviser for ICT in Plymouth, UK. These roles not only include the monitoring of standards of ICT in schools, but also building and maintaining the city’s education broadband infrastructure and strategy.

    His subsequent work around e-safety education, intervention and school improvement has developed from a pragmatic understanding of school need. This work includes education programmes for students and staff that range from cyberbullying to protecting professional identity; creation of school improvement strategies and production of innovative e-safety support materials.

    Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies including schools, universities, social care, teacher’s unions, police, local authorities and government organisations.

    His work with South West Grid for Learning and Plymouth University has commissioned a number of influential pieces of research that include sexting, professional abuse and UK school development in mapping online safety provision. He is one of the creators of the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and the Online Compass tool for children’s settings. He is a published author and musician.